John Urban, A.I.A."Architect " has vast and comprehensive experience in all aspects of the sustainable built environment, enabling unique and affordable solutions tailored to the most discriminating clients' needs and tastes.  John Urban, A.I.A. is a Registered Architect, with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona.  He is licensed in nine states:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Arizona, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.   Mr. Urban is also a licensed General Contractor in North and South Carolina.  Urban Design Architect, PA is dedicated to sustainable design and building practices, and we are United States Green Building Council (USGBC) members. 


As architects, our ideas are more like the Renaissance Architect of the past with full involvement from the design through construction. We strive for the highest control of quality, excellence of design, and rigorous attention to program requirements and details.  We believe that quality of design is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship used on a project.  We involve the client in all aspects of the evolution of the built environment with emphasis on a healthy, harmonious environment, utilizing optimum circulation, spatial control, air quality and environmentally safe materials.  This methodology gives the client an active role on the project, installing trust and insuring a successful and meaningful project.

Our design emphasis on contemporary modern architecture is derived from the love of the coast and the challenge of fitting naturally, contextually and creatively to a sustainable environment.